Jane Buikstra
“Venerated Ancestors: Mummies of the Ancient Andes”

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time Details: 5:00PM Cocktails (Cash Bar)
5:30PM Dinner
7:00PM Presentation

Business Casual Dress, No Denim
Location: Cocktails and Dinner: Norman K. Probstein Clubhouse in Forest Park
Presentation: Missouri History Museum, 5600 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park


Using seven case studies from the Ancient Andes, “Venerated Ancestors” explores mummification and related practices in ancient South America. Using the deep time perspective of bioarchaeology, this lecture begins with the earliest prepared mummies in the world, the Chinchorro, and ends with Inka examples. Both methods of mummification and knowledge captured in the course of study are considered.

Anthropologist and bioarchaeologist Jane E. Buikstra is director of the Center for Bioarchaeological Research at Arizona State University. Buikstra is also president of the Board of Directors of the Center for American Archaeology in Kampsville, Illinois.

This Event is co-sponsored with the Archaeological Institute of America, St.Louis; The Missouri History Museum; and Academy of Science – St. Louis. A reception to meet the speaker will follow the lecture.

Reservations: Additional information will be mailed in September by The Archaeological Institute of America St. Louis Society. There will be an RSVP Form at the bottom of that invitation that you must return to them if you wish to attend the dinner prior to the Presentation.
Dinner Ticket: $24
Presentation: Free

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